|cut and dried
||simple, not complex, open and shut
||For me, the choice was cut and dried. I chose the Peugeot.
||use less material, use less than required
||If we cut corners, we'll produce a low-quality product.
|cut from the same cloth
||from the same family, very similar
||Ty and Ed are cut from the same cloth - both are serious and quiet.
|cut him off [B]
||not have sex with him, not make love to him
||If he doesn't buy me a car, I'll cut him off - no
||do the job, satisfy, work
||Red and brown just don't cut it. They look ugly together.
|cut it a little fine
||leave very little time, have just enough money
||After paying the rent we had only $60. This is cutting it a little fine.
|cut it out
||stop it, do not do that, knock it off
||When the kids began throwing dirt, we told them to cut it out.
||quit the project and accept the financial losses
||If the stock price goes down, sell them and cut your losses.
|cut me some slack
||give me more time, give me more freedom
||You may be asking too much of your son. Cut him some slack.
|cut me to the quick
||hurt me, cause me to feel sad
||I was hurt when she called me a cow. She cut me to the quick.